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    One of Only 4 Mint State-Certified Examples of This Variety at PCGS

    Kiangnan. Kuang-hsü Dollar CD 1898 MS61 PCGS, Nanking mint, KM-Y145a.1, L&M-217 var. (there, with raised eyeballs), Kann-71b, Chang-CH66 var. (there, with raised eyeballs), Shanghai Museum-451, WS-0799, Wenchao-647 (rarity 1 star). Dragon with incuse eyes (no eyeball) variety. A major rarity within the Kiangnan Dragon Dollar series, and by far the more challenging of the two "eyeball" varieties for the date, with survivors in Mint State preservation usually being a far cry by all metrics. Such is certainly attested by PCGS's population census, which reveals just four total specimens in this conditional tier, none of which appear to have crossed the auction block in recent years. For the sake of comparison, we previously offered an AU55-certified representative in our June Hong Kong sale, which brought an impressive $81,000, certainly pointing to the stunning interest a specimen such as this is poised to receive. Admittedly bound in its designation by some stray wisps over the open surfaces, these virtually pass unnoticed by the naked eye, doing nothing to hinder the coin's natural cartwheel effects and exquisite eye appeal. All-in-all a standout specimen, and one sure to come hotly contested.

    From the Glorium Collection


    NOTE: This lot was manufactured in China and was sourced from outside the United States for this auction after September 1, 2019. Under the new US tariffs on Chinese goods, collector's items from China will be subject to a 7.5% import tariff. Any clients who wish to take delivery of this item in the United States should be aware of this added charge, and consult their tax adviser with any questions.

    PCGS四枚全品例子之一

    戊戌(1898年)江南省造光緒元寶七錢二分銀幣。MS61 PCGS。
    南京造幣厰。珍罕度一星。凹眼龍。江南龍銀系列中載譽的珍品。戊戌年江南龍銀中,凹眼龍例子遠稀於凸眼龍,當中全品例子更是絕無僅有。PCGS數量報告只有四枚全品例子,近年亦無任何拍賣記錄,著實難覓。敝司在本年6月香港拍賣一枚AU55分例子,當時以81,100美元的亮麗成績成交,可見競爭非常激烈,本次拍賣亦想當然而。此品原裝原樣,帶豐富車輪光,面面俱善的一品,賞心悅目,想必不少藏家已經躍躍欲試。
    出自:The Glorium集藏




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    December, 2021
    11th-13th Saturday-Monday
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